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Othonna euphorbioides

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Author: John Hutchinson, 1917
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  13 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Othonna euphorbioides subsp. jarmilae, Halda.

This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by John Hutchinson in 1917. It is found in western South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow up to thirteen centimetres in diameter, and reach 30 centimetres in height. The flower are bright yellow.

The genera name from the Greek othone, 'a linen cloth or napkin', in allusion to the downy covering of some of the earlier known species. The species name indicate, it does resemble an Euphorbia.

This is a winter-grower. 

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